Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA
4,215 Ratings
Titan IPATitan IPA

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

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Ratings: 4,215 |  Reviews: 1,477
Photo of chilly460
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice and hazy golden amber color. Produced a little bit of light tan head, that dissipates quickly but left thick lacing.

S- A lot of citrus from lemon orange and grapefruit. A nice mellow bready malt that balances out the huge hop profile.

T- Hops hit hard right in the front. Piney hops come in well and add to the overall bitterness, but it doesn't go overboard into the "astringent" category. As it sits on the tongue it rises to a lot of the citrus flavors. Lemons come in as well, this is one clean tasting beer. A grain finish is definitely noticeable as expected from the aroma.

M - Nice medium body, could have used a bit less carbonation.

D - Very nice, flavor profile is amongst the best I've tried, only thing holding it back was the overcarbonation.

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Photo of midwestbrewers
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a very thin head that leaves some lacing. Sort of an orangish golden color. Nothing spectacular but for sure a good looking beer.

S: Some nice citric hop smell with a nice malt background. Grapefruit and bread for examples.

T: Incredible!! It's bitter with that hop flavor but sweet and malty all the way through the drink. The two tastes are so different but mix so well.

Probably one of the best IPA's I've tried recently. The look and smell weren't anything to write home about but this beer came through where it mattered, the taste. So balanced and smooth. One of the best flavor profiles I have had. Will be buying this one again!! A+ BEER GREAT DIVIDE BREWING!!!!

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Photo of 100floods
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pale, amber hue with some white head. Pretty clear, paler as you read the bottom of the glass. Pretty good head retention. Nice juicy, not bitter, hop punch. Pretty sweet smelling, floral. With a nip of bitter aromas. Floral hop flavor. Pretty hoppy start, thick/bubbly texture and from fruit in the middle, some bitter/grapefruit in the finish. While there is a good hop presence, i'm glad this isn't trying to sneak up into the realm of a DIPA, like some IPAs. It's also not that malty, but it's texture is what balances the hops. The malt definitely needs to push its way through, but it's there as a thin layer of sweetness. I'm regretting that I only picked up a single.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap into pint glass at Oblio's Denver
A - Clear light amber with a touch of red, 1 finger white head dissipates quickly but to a thin pint glass wide cover that never disappeared while I finished this beer
S - Resiny citrus and pine forward
T - Very well balanced, piney start, bitter throughout the whole experience with a citrus and herbal finish. Every flavor seems to be working with the next...a very harmonious and tasty beverage.
M - Wondering if the on-tap I received has less carbonation than the bottle version, mouthfeel is substantial but not out of place
D - Excellent, a very drinkable IPA I look forward to more Titan
This IPA makes it to my top of the style list. Great taste and so agreeably drinkable!

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Photo of infi
2.63/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a nonic pint.

Cloudy red-orange color with a foamy, white head, which sits quite snugly in the nonic bubble. Decent amount of carbonation in the liquid. Great head retention time. Smell is very minimal in all areas. Prolonged shelf-life of this bottle really killed it. Some citrus notes, big malt presence and little to no hop aromas.

Taste is basically a watered-down IPA. In other words, a drain pour. Hop presence is completely eradicated. Mostly a watery mess of lemon rind and stale malt. Just an unfortunate buy of an old bottle. Definitely will reconsider if given a fresher sample.

Barely medium-bodied. More so on the thin side overall. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability receives benefit of the doubt. A fresher bottle will definitely ameliorate the overall low scores.

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Photo of Homebrew35
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger off white creamy head. Clear orangy body. Smells of earthy, piney, resinous hop aroma, carmel sweet malts. Tastes sweet and carmely, some burnt sugar, biscut notes, piney and resinous, some slight citrus, some spice. A good coating lingering bitterness, not too bitter. Very creamy, oily and coating mouth feel. Medium carbing, medium body. The %7 alcohol is barely noticeable. $1.80 a single. I could have one or two of these in a sitting.

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Photo of Swedes21
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chilled glass.

Appearance - beer pours a gorgeous golden amber colour, slight haze, there are some good carbonation levels, head is 2 fingers and quickly dissipates to some island head. Very good lacing.

Smell - pine, citrus, caramel and some light malts, all very well defined.

taste - hops blast off in my mouth! Very good tasting beer, lot of hops and citrus in the front. very smooth finish. fantastic finish , lasting taste.

mouthfeel - loads of carbonation, brings all the taste fwd as well as an earthy tone. this beer is fantastic, really full in the mouth.

drinkability - what a pick up in a trade, wonderful beer and loved every minute of it. only down part is i only had one!

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Photo of JC5886
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Apears a lighter amber compared to some of the IPAs i've had. Smell is pretty empty just pick up some hops. Taste is amazing..Hops hit right away but not too bitter calmed down by a little malt and more oily hops in the end. A little syrupy and thick, delicious. Very drinkable, not too high alcohol and goes down smooth. One of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of rpardon7
3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second beer I have tried from great divide and had the same issue with this beer poured with a hellacious head took four pours due to an enormous head. When all was said and done it was a hazy golden beer with a light fluffy off white head. Smell was of biscuity malt and piney hops. Taste was mostly dominated by floral and piney hops had an off flavor that reminded my of soap. Mouthfeel was clean and crisp very clean beer. Drinkability was good, brewed to its style but not my favorite ipa.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a hazy, apricot color with one finger of khaki colored head. The retention as a skim was good and it left thin bands of lacing that left spots. The aroma was a nice hoppy blend of various strains, some toasted malt and fresh resins. The flavors were an enjoyable blend of herbal hops, citrusy hops (lending an especially grapefruit-like flavor to the profile), some caramel malt, then a dry, bitter finish. This beer showed some real expertise in terms of the nice arc from beginning to end; I enjoyed it all the way through. The mouthfeel was a little oily, the body medium/full and the carbonation medium/light. For as boozy as it was (IPA? DIPA?) this one was drinkable and balanced.

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Photo of birderbeerer
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent amber to mahogany. White, two-finger, creamy head. Thick lacing.

Very fragrant aroma. Pineapple and orange. Not huge, but very sweet and deliciously tempting.

Tropical, citric taste with a big toasty, caramel malt finish. This is not like many recent IPAs that approach doubles/imperials. But this is an excellent presentation of hops in a single. Bright, lush tropical fruit and floral flavors with a traditional malt follow-through.

This is an excellent session IPA. The hops are more like the sweet, citric flavors in west coast IPAs but it's immensely drinkable. Four of these in a night--no problem.

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Photo of ExtraStout
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy, burnt flat orange color. 1.5 finger head has a cream color and big craters. Thick, crystalline lacing.

Aroma - sharp, unsweetened orange juice, pine aromas abound, pretty intense, very good.

Taste - nice malt base, hop levels are strong. Tasting pine the most, orange and grapefruit to a lesser extent but plenty of presence. Finishes dry, bitter, taste of sour grapefruit.

Mouthfeel - solid, oily body with a tasty residual property. Decent carbonation, no flaws that I can see.

Drinkability - pretty good, but unless the price is just below any other enjoyable IPA, I probably would not buy this first.

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Photo of KomodoDragon
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a deep yellow with a copper tint. Some haze. couple inch head and great retention and lacing

S - Fresh floral hops. Even the empty bottle smelled of hoppy goodness.

T - Piney hops, sweetnes, dry finished, maybe a bit of fruit along the way.

M - Heavy carbonation. Crisp, not smooth.

D - Bottle says "Aromatic". Check. And "Assertive". OK. Bold IPA from a great brewer.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a pint glass. Slightly hazy light orange color with a small white head, obviously due to the tap pour. A little lacing along the glass.

Nice aroma. Some definite citrus being dominant, orange, a little grapefruit. The hops are singing "drink me, drink me."

OK, so I drink them...wow, great flavor. This is a very tasty IPA. The hops are very balanced with a sweet malty, caramel taste in the end. I could have quite a few of these.

Very drinkable. I will definitely seek this out in the bottle for a regular addition to my stash.

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Photo of exonthebottle
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this beer on the sales rack I have had this beer before fresh this beer will be older but still a good deal eh?

cloudy amber nice head good carbonation

smell really malty not bad not hoppy or bitter

taste is more amber like than fresh still nice malt

a bit drier still feels good on the tongue

my friend thought these tasted more alcoholic than fresh I disagreed they seem actually lighter too me

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Photo of JonathanG
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1-18-2011.

Poured into a pint glass, 2-finger head that settled to a constant cap.

Color is a copper/amber color, clean and clear throughout.

Nose and palate are of piney hops, grapefruit, orange peel, malt, and fainter, but present apricot notes.

Mouthfeel starts with the initial hit of hops, leading to a medium-dry, medium-body, finishing out with the hops again, but with a welcome amount of malt for balance.

Very enjoyable overall, from start, to finish, this is a go-to IPA for me, as it's fairly versatile (for an IPA) with food, and very good on it's own. Also good for multiple rounds as it's not too sweet or heavy, but still has enough stuffing to hold my interest.

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Photo of phantomwyse
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very clear orange honey body with an off white head that rises to about a finger and than declines into a patchy, sticky afterthought.

S: Moderately hoppy in the aroma with strong pushes of citrusy grapefruit and pinewood. There's an undercurrent of malt sweetness, a bit like baking sugar cookies.

T: Acidic citrus up front with lemon cutting the typical pine flavor. There's a good strong maltiness that comes in at the end, dark breads, maybe even some molasses.

M: Medium to light bodied with a good crispness.

D: A nicely balanced IPA. The packaging plays up the hoppiness, however this is a great example of hops and malts counterbalancing in a respectful way. Nice for a night when you want a bit of both.

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Photo of FattyJLE
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. From label, bottled on July 15, 2010 so definitely not fresh in terms of an American IPA but here goes...

A - Poured a hazy orange with an off-white quarter inch head. Very little lacing.

S - Wonderful smell of candy-like malt sweetness with citrusy pineapple fruitiness. As the beer warmed, more caramel notes emerged.

T - Initial malt sweetness followed by a counteracting strong hop bitterness that leads into a slightly boozy burn that lingers along with the bitterness through the end. The booziness increases as the beer warms but in no way overpower the brew. Overall a well balanced beer between sweetness and bitterness.

M - Little carbonation but not a problem for this particular beer. Good body for an IPA.

D - Overall, a very well balanced brew with hop bitterness ultimately dominating as it should in an IPA. Goes down smooth and easy and could have a few of these at one sitting no problem.

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Photo of haazer
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the Philly Winter Beer fest. Served in the classy little plastic goblet.

A- Brew pours a nice blend of orange, red, and amber colors. No head from the pour, leaves lacing on the sides.

S- Good hints of pine needles, sap, and fresh cut grass.

T- First notice is the HUGE(TITAN like, cheesy I know) amount h....caramel malts upfront. Very good flavor in the malts, comes out first and is distinguishable in this IPA. Hop flavors follow suit with citrus, apple and grapes.

M- Medium body with a syrupy mouthfeel. Fairly sweet on the palatte, reminds me of candied sugar.

D- Could be more balanced as far as adding more hops in the brew, but still very good.

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Photo of Janderson91
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on January 18, 2011, enjoyed on February 14, 2011. This has been one of my favorites for a while. Time to review.

A - Poured into a DFH pint glass. Crystal clear gold color with a 2 finger white head which recedes to a thin layer for the duration. Leaves incredible lacing down the sides. Great looking beer.

S - Smell is quite balanced. Maybe more malty than hoppy. Some west coast piney hop aroma.

T - Taste is more bitter than the nose. Starts off nice and balanced and the malt sweetness recedes to a big hop bitterness. Finishes nice and dry with a lingering bite.

M/D - Mouthfeel is medium with decent carbonation. Drinkability is high, the alcohol is well hidden and finish is relatively dry.

Great beer here by Great Divide. Rare to get it so fresh here in Alabama and I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of projectflam86
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a straw yellow color with a thick head that leaves decent lacing.

S- Floral hops with some sweet malt and corn? Wonder if I got an older bottle...

T- Pretty decent hop flavor upfront. A bit musty (maybe a slightly older bottle) but the hop bitterness is still there. Fairly well balanced and the alcohol is well hidden.

M- Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

D- I will probably revisit this especially if I know that I have a fresh bottle.

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Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought a bottle of this in Bert's Bierhuis. The best before date was April 2011 got me a little worried since I bought a Raging Bitch that was on the store shelf too long and all the hops were faded.

Nice lively beer. Pours a little hazy amber/ orange with a decent head that sticks around. Visible carbonation.

Great smell: Pine, citrus with some sweet notes.

Taste doesn't really come through after the promise that the nose made. A sweet start but bitterness takes over quickly. A dry finish.

A medium body, smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.

After the initial tasting I drank half of my glass while eating a steak diner which is a great paring for this beer. It's a very drinkable beer and with the 7% abv one I can drink more then on of. Recomended

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Photo of cdrogers
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into mug.

A: Reddish-copper in color and definitely clear. Head is off-white with a hint of brown in it and is very fluffy and holds well to the glass, nice lace.

S: Flowery and light citrus notes. Definitely got the hop aroma going on. Get some fruit as well, almost like a nice sweet strawberry aroma.

T: Smooth, medium hop taste. Medium to High bitterness, but not overwhelming for the style. Head information above, but it's a nice off-white and is persisting through the glass, with lace.

M: Medium-low to Medium-mid in carbonation, but maybe because of the serving vessel, but not lacking at all. Slight bitterness, but it does not linger.

D: Low to medium in bitterness and is highly drinkable, two or three for sure :) Nice example of the style.

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Photo of Bamabadass
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased beer on a Friday night after a very long work week, so obviously i was searching for a stress-relieving beverage. Needless to say that besides the price-tag, the Titan did its job. The taste of this beer is one of a sweet-bitter nature, not exactly what i prefer but very pleasant. I am more for a beer with a sweet taste and a salty after tone, Titan definitely leaves the mouth with a bitter aftertaste with no salt what so ever. This beer extremely sweet and almost overpowering, it was so ridden with sugar that the reminiscent foam on the inside of my pilsner glass stuck until washed. In afterthought this sweetness was nice, and I was tipsy after 2 beers, and drunk after 4... Purchase this beer if you have the chance, I have no regrets.

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Photo of Dave128
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Foamed up a bit upon popping so I started with a careful pour to try and offset the foaminess. Ugh it took me like 5 minutes to get this beer poured cuz i don't like to slurp the head and it lasted around forever. I seriously had to scoop some out because it was taking so long to go down. Idk if it is overcarbonated or i kept it too cold or what.. No freshness date :/

A - Obviously a very nice head. Still sticking around a few sips in.. Orange and very cloudy. there is a constant sheet of lace down the opposite end of the glass. very nice look.

S - pretty piny. Hints of alcohol and citrusy hops.

T - Piny and resinous up front.. Somewhat floral. I can't really taste and citrusy hops that I caught a very light glimpse of in the nose. Finishes nice and sweet with a not-so-palatecrunching bitterness. Its actually a pretty refreshing bitterness. Alcohol is definitely noticable.

M - Over-carbonated for me. Idk if this is an attribute of the beer or just a fault in bottling or packaging, but it seemed to be a little off. Every sip turned to froth in my mouth immediately that wasnt always so pleasant.

D - Nothing about this beer screams TITAN to me. Then again.. I got it as a single at a bottle shop and for lack of bottle dating I have to review this beer for what it is... and I wasn't terribly impressed by it.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,215 ratings
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